Travelodge Paisley Road, Glasgow, Scotland
We’d arrived an hour or so before our entitled entry time in the afternoon and had the choice of paying another GB£10 for an ‘early check-in’ or leaving things in the car. The latter was an easy one – we were off to visit the Kelvingrove Museum/Art Gallery and were only seeking to confirm arrival and drop of our bags. The car park outside would be equally as good – and we took the subway (the local metro) that loops around the city centre. Shields Road Station is 10 minutes on foot; fares are GB£1.40/ride or GB£4 for a day’s pass – we took the second option. Well, that made planning easier.
That said, the friendly woman at reception acknowledged our arrival and, upon request, allocated us a ground floor room (we got #85). No point in humping trolley bags up and down stairs.
We were back at the Travelodge by late afternoon – just in before the end-of-working day’s traffic, and the subway had been a delight – clean, fast and empty. Good value too.
That proved to be much the same with our experience of the Paisley Road Travelodge. Day manager and night manager were friendly, helpful and quick. This was your traditional design UK-wide Travelodge – spacious car park (no charge), two-level building, long central corridors and that ubiquitous blue carpet (complete with stains) and well-scarred wooden door jambs and scuff boards. More importantly, it was clean, functional and comfortable.
There was, as usual, tea/coffee-making facilities in the room, with a tray of extras at reception. What more could we expect? Well, good weather for a start, but that’s more difficult to organize. It had rained earlier and was raining by early evening and this curtailed our walk into the city – to eat and look-around; it’s a 15-minute walk. We got as far as the Quay – recreation, cinema, eating zone next to the Clyde.
Comfort and value-for-money are key features of most Travelodges. We’d booked in April and paid GB£37 for the night (including a GB£2 booking fee). Comfort comes from a good night’s sleep in a large warm bed and a wrap-around-duvet (sufficient for two) – the rain had brought temperatures down to 13degC (there was billboard with temperature/time in the Quay).
The bathroom worked well – lots of hot water from a shower unit over the bath. You have to climb into the bath tub and hang on to the hand rails.
Down sides? Well, nothing of any consequence. The electric jug leaked – but we reported that the next morning. There’s a wooden lip around the bench/desk along one wall that trapped the crumbs from our ‘breakfast’ and, without cleaning cloths, couldn’t be captured/cleaned up. Take care when showering and getting out of the bath tub – there’s a long drop. The elevated motorway 100m away was noisy with the window open.
11 July 2017
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- Glasgow Travel Lodge
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